I feel lucky that I'm the UK because of the carrier debacle!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bullseyetech, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. bullseyetech macrumors member

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    I feel for you guys in the states with all this carrier non-sense because in the UK every single carrier no matter how big or small is carrying the iPhone 4! But hopefully by Jan 2011 it will get a little better with a Verizon iPhone (fingers crossed for you guys)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I am in London right now, and I feel lucky that I am from the States
    My iPhone works great with AT&T with no problems
    But your internet over here blows chunks :)
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  4. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I'm on the USA and it doesn't bother me. We pay $200 for an iPhone with a 2 year contract extension. Contract doesn't bother me cause I'm a very satisfied AT&T customer and have been for years.

    Marc
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Ibahn provides service to the Marriott hotel and I have had nothing but trouble with their wired and wireless connection, customer service, speeds, connections and more.

    It has been incredibly frustrating
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  7. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    there is no "carrier debacle"... just one carrier that has iphone 4 and three that don't...customers on those "other three" have just been whining for the last three years to get an iPhone
     
  8. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Dunno about that mate. O2's 3G speeds are excellent in London. :D
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I am only connecting to WiFi
    I have everything else turned off on my iPhone and iPad
     
  10. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Wish I could say the same for Belfast….speed test earlier revealed a 0.4mb connection on the O2 and 2.8mb on 3…;-)
     
  11. MyRomeo macrumors 6502

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    Try switching your mobile data apn from idata.o2.co.Uk to mobile.o2.co.uk and set username as 'bypass'

    Only do this for mobile data, not visual voicemail or mms!

    Then enable airplane mode for 30s then try another speed test :)
     
  12. samab macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing Brits had that benefited them was that they had 5 national carriers --- but that's no longer true with the merger of Orange and T-Mobile UK.

    You are going to see debacles after debacles from now on in the UK.
     
  13. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    The competition is good though.

    Three of the networks announced prices but one, '3', waited a month or so.

    Then they undercut everyone.

    So my iPhone only cost £99, with the contract being £30 a month for 1gig data.

    Orange is a rip-off £229 + £35 a month for 750Mb data.

    If Orange was the sole network we'd all be paying over the odds.

    AT&T can charge what they like. You desperately need more networks offering it over there to push the price down.
     
  14. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Weird. Most UK places should be 8mb - 20mb in this day and age.
     
  15. WelshBluebird macrumors regular

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    I wish!!!
     
  16. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    So your free hotel wifi sucks, so that mean the whole of the UK's broadband is terrible?
     
  17. j2004p macrumors member

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    Seriously?!? Which UK are you living in?

    Unless you live in the middle of a big city anything between 2 - 4 MB is far more likely!
     
  18. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    Been with AT&T for almost 15 years. And Verizon is just as bad in this area. Sadly, Sprint's coverage is the only solid one. Though, going just on customer service experiences, I'd like to see a T-Mobile iPhone.
     
  19. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I'm not in a big city and I can have 50mb bb with 200mb rolling out in the next few months!
     
  20. PirateP macrumors 6502

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  21. Skaffenuk macrumors newbie

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    Ditto - out in the 'burbs and 50mbit with Virgin here.

    Just ordered myself a SIM free 32gb iphone 4.....£599, ouch! However that does mean £10pm with 1gig of data on 30 day contract, so it'll balance out eventually :)
     
  22. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    If there was really a true, not-propopogated-by-haters debacle, how do you explain the iPhone being the most popular phone of all time.

    It has been on AT&T from day one and is still on AT&T only today.

    The only people that criticize are those that believe every company, no matter their operational challenges, should be held to some elite level of business integrity. Self entitled pricks pretty much.

    If AT&T is bad, why are so many people on it?

    I have worked for every carrier and I will be the first to tell you how stupid these people are and how ignorant they are to how a mobile phone company functions and the logistical limitations of coverage and expansion.
     
  23. Alx*27 macrumors newbie

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    Because they have no choice, obviously.

    If it cost $2000 people would still sign up. Less of course, but some still would.

    But it would be far better for the average consumer if he had a choice. Competition drives down prices and benefits the man on the street.
     
  24. bullseyetech thread starter macrumors member

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    You're going to have a long wait then. Mine is still like 2 weeks from shipping and everyday will be painful lol
     

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